Jon Kay Leaves BBC Breakfast: Fans Say Host Will be Greatly Missed

Jon Kay Leaves BBC Breakfast: Fans Say Host Will be Greatly Missed

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A notable shift occurred on BBC Breakfast as regular presenter Jon Kay announced his pre-planned break from the morning show. As the program made its return for another episode on Monday, viewers quickly noticed a change in the line-up.

Typically, Jon Kay and Sally Nugent team up as the hosts of BBC Breakfast from Monday to Wednesday each week. Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt then take over from Thursday to Saturday, with two stand-in presenters stepping in on Sundays. However, during Monday’s episode, Jon Kay, who has been a part of the Breakfast team since 2010, was noticeably absent from the renowned BBC sofa.

Stepping into Jon’s role was Ben Thompson, who joined Sally Nugent as the co-presenter for the day. On Sunday evening, Jon himself took to Twitter to share the news of his planned break from the show. In his tweet, he expressed his enjoyment of some extra sleep and long-planned annual leave with his family, assuring his followers that there was no need for him to set his alarm clock the following morning. He also mentioned his return to the red sofa with his BBC Breakfast family in Salford in two weeks’ time.

As expected, fans of BBC Breakfast had much to say about Jon’s absence. One viewer expressed their anticipation of seeing him back in two weeks’ time, while another commented on the great chemistry between Jon and Sally. Many others wished him a lovely holiday and expressed how much they would miss him during his break, eagerly awaiting his return to their morning screens.

Jon Kay made his permanent debut on BBC Breakfast in July of last year, taking over from Dan Walker. With an impressive 30-year career at the BBC, Jon has been a vital member of the Breakfast team for over a decade. He is married to former BBC News reporter and presenter Francesca Kasteliz, whom he met in 1998 while working at BBC Bristol.

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